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Subtract 27/56 from 24/21

1st number: 1 3/21, 2nd number: 27/56

24/21 - 27/56 is 37/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    24/21 = 24 × 8/21 × 8 = 192/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    27/56 = 27 × 3/56 × 3 = 81/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    192/168 - 81/168 = 192 - 81/168 = 111/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/56

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